The District 32 Democratic-NPL Party held its endorsing convention on February 1 at Simle Middle School and we announce the endorsement of Amelia Doll for State Senate, Krisanna (Holkup) Peterson and Carl Young for the State House.
Amelia holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, and management communication and a master’s degree in Education, both from NDSU. Amelia has worked in the disability services field, for NDSU Extension, and now works as a System Specialist for Doosan/Bobcat. Amelia is a 4-H leader to the Lucky Clovers and serves as the Burleigh County 4-H council president.
As the daughter of a school teacher and a member of the agriculture community, Amelia has seen first hand the struggles that face members of both sectors. Ensuring that our education system is the best that it can be and works together with families and communities to build a strong future for our youth is one of my top priorities. From trade wars to weather woes, the agricultural community faces challenges daily. As a leading industry in North Dakota support for agriculture is vital to the success of all North Dakotans.
Amelia lives in central Bismarck with her Husband, Zach, and their two sons, William and Owen.
Krisanna (Holkup) Peterson – State House
Krisanna (Holkup) Peterson grew up on her family farm north of Wilton. She graduated in 2000 from Washburn Public School. She went on to attend Bismarck State College 2000-02 where she earned her associate degree in Science. 2002-05 she attended NDSU where she received her degree in Speech Communications & History Education with a minor in theatre. She received her ND teaching license.
In 2004, she married Freeman Peterson. They have a son Nicolas who was born in 2006. While in Fargo, she worked for several companies such as Pepsi and Meritcare (Sanford).
She moved back to Bismarck area to work for Sanford Healthcare Accessories. In the fall of 2014, she went to work at the Red Trail Elementary School in Mandan as a paraprofessional for students with disabilities. She took several graduate courses in special education during her time at Mandan Public Schools.
She currently is employed as an Instructional Assistant assisting students with disabilities in the Mandan Schools.
She advocates for her son, as well other students with learning and physical disabilities. She attends and testifies in front of the Legislature on issues she is most passionate. She is a member of ND United.
Carl Young – State House
Carl Young, 47, returned to Bismarck in 2017 with his wife and children after 10 years in the Garrison ND area. While a resident of Garrison, he was an active member of the school board. With a background in information technology and business, he has worked as a college teacher, consultant and small business owner.
Carl serves on a number of state and national board of directors. He believes in giving back to the community that has supported his family struggle to find mental health supports for their youngest child. He was appointed by Governor Burgum to the Behavioral Health Planning Council. Previous to that he served on the Committee for Protection and Advocacy. Other boards include the Consumer Advisory Council for the North Dakota Centers for Persons with Disabilities, Family Voices of North Dakota, and the Attachment and Trauma Network. In addition Carl has served as a voice to numerous task force groups such as Seclusion and Restraint Task Force. Currently he is a member of the Mental Health Advocacy Network. Through the legislative process, he has worked with legislators on both sides of the aisle to impact legislation.
The Youngs co-founded a non-profit in 2018 to help families of children like their son who was born with a developmental disability called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Management from the University of Mary.
For more information contact:
Mark Haugen, Chair
District 32, Democratic-NPL Party